Marble Empire – Hold Me Up
London-based multi-instrumentalist & producer Marble Empire (aka Matt Berry) shares his new single ‘Hold Me Up’.
Written about going back to his ex-girl despite disliking her, the song is pleasantly upbeat and warm in his delivery.
Sounds like: Ben Khan, Kaytranada, Mura Masa
Phil Good – Everything’s Good
Everything is far from ok at the moment, but perhaps we need a bit of light relief ahead of the weekend.
Cue Phil Good and his overtly optimistic attitude to what’s going on at the moment. Remember, someone always has it worse than you, so appreciate what you have. You can watch the Joren Cull-animated visuals below.
Sounds like: Honne, Joseph Salvat, Miike Snow, Glass Animals, Joywave, Just Kiddin’, San Holo
Artio – All Things End
Unique band Artio share new single ‘All Things End’, released on Monomyth Records.
Embracing newly learned production techniques and taking an almost more mature approach to songwriting, with a feisty prowess not seen too often in modern bands.
Sounds like: Skies
Phoebe Ryan – Reality
US based Phoebe Ryan shares her former ‘Reality’ with us, taken from a time when she was very dishonest with herself.
The visuals for the wistful and fantastical story is inspired by the psychedelic production of The Flaming Lips‘ 2006 album ‘At War With The Mystics’, a formative album for Ryan’s music career.
Sounds like: Grimes, ROZES, EXES
Sea Girls – Do You Really Wanna Know?
Our favourte band in the UK right now, Sea Girls, share the visuals for ‘Do You Really Wanna Know?’.
Blurring the lines between reality and fansity, and touching on the topic of mental health, the video – directed by world class animator Francesca de Bassa – takes the band’s own self isolated photography and brings them to life as kaleidoscopic, animated collages.
Sounds like: Marsicans, The Maccabees, Bombay Bicycle Club, Swimming Tapes, Slow Riot, Two Door Cinema Club, Sundara Karma
Gia Woods – Naive
Gia Woods is an emerging voice in the LGBTQ+ community, as well as in the pop sphere.
As a queer, Persian woman, born into a traditional Persian household in Los Angeles, Woods grew up a loner and used this time to make music. Her latest single, ‘Naive’ touches on the subject of discovering what you want out of an intimate relationship.
Sounds like: Zolita, WENS, Sizzy Rocket, L Devine
Milq – Summer Again
Canadian self-proclaimed “boy band” Milq share their nostalgic tune, ‘Summer Again’.
With extremely strong echoes of LANY and joan., their new single is inspired by the romanticising of young love and past experiences.
Sounds like: LANY, joan.
Kidnap – Start Again (Macious Remix)
Remix connaisseur Macious has turned himself to Kidnap‘s classic track, ‘Start Again’.
As one of his biggest musical inspirations, the opportunity to remix the nostalgic original came about during a time when Macious was going through some exhausting changes. It’s offered as a free download.
Sounds like: Lane 8, Rüfüs Du Sol, Ben Böhmer
Sirens of Lesbos – How Many Miles
Swiss jazz/soul collective Sirens of Lesbos shares ‘How Many Miles’.
Originally written about travelling the world with their future children, the song has since taken on an unexpected, larger meaning due to current travel restrictions. For those eager eared, it features some reworking of lyrics from The Fugees‘ ‘How Many Mics’.
Sounds like: De Hofnar, MYNGA